A critical examination of various forms of inequalities within New Zealand and globally.
This paper is concerned with making social inequalities visible. We begin with two assumptions:
- That social inequalities are problematic
- That we all benefit from at least some forms of inequality (while also being disadvantaged by others)
|Paper title||Social Inequality|
|Teaching period||Second Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$868.95|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$3,656.70|
- (SOCI 101 or SOCI 102 or SOCI 103) or 54 points
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music
- This paper will be available to Sociology majors and is required for those who wish to enter social work.
- More information link
- View more information on the Department of Sociology, Gender and Social Work's website
- Teaching staff
- Co-ordinator and Lecturer: Dr Melanie Beres
- Paper Structure
- The paper is structured around theories used to investigate social inequality. Some theories help explain why inequalities exist, while others explain how they benefit some people at the expense of others. At the end of the paper we explore theories that provide a pathway for change.
- Teaching Arrangements
- Lectures: Two hours per week.
Tutorials: One hour per week, starting from the second week.
- Textbooks are not required for this paper.
A course reader will be available for purchase and on reserve in the library.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Critical thinking, Information literacy.
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- Learning Outcomes
- Students who successfully complete the paper will be able to
- Identify and understand various forms of inequality that persist in New Zealand
- Understand theories on how inequalities came to be and how they are perpetuated
- Apply particular theories of inequality to the social world